Cade Desjarlais

  • Acts as the elected leader of the UBC-O student body – the Membership of the SUO – in meetings with administration, statements to the government, and interviews to the media on issues about the institution or general student issues
  • Is responsible, with the General Manager and the rest of the Executive Committee, for the day-to-day decision making and oversight of the Students’ Union
  • Is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, two of the SUO’s legislative bodies, and responsible for the order of business that the SUO considers
  • Is responsible for presenting options and making recommendations to the Board of Directors on matters of concern to the student body




Osho Gnanasivam

Vice-President Finance and Administration
  • Chairs the Finance Committee and Student Association Funding Committee, and oversees and coordinates the Finances of the SUO alongside the Finance Manager
  • Ensures the long-term financial stability of the SUO
  • Responsible for preparing the financial statements and reports to be presented regularly to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee
  • Helps to develop the SUO Annual Budget in a manner consistent with SUO policies, and the priorities set out by the Executives and Board of Directors
  • If required, assists the auditors in their annual audit of the SUO – to be presented at the AGM
  • Ensure that budgeted allocations are reasonably adhered to, and where overages have or are expected to occur, immediately bring these to the attention of the Board of Directors




Lakshay Karnwal

Vice-President External
  • Chairs and coordinates the activities of the Campaigns Committee, focusing on external media relations, and advocacy
  • Advocates on students’ behalf to various external bodies, such as municipal, provincial, and federal governments
  • Is the primary researcher for all political policies of the SUO and affiliated organizations
  • Liaises and develops relationships with external organizations and organize events that provide outreach to the external community
  • Develops external policies in coordination with the General Manager
  • Attends meetings of relevant local, provincial, national, or international student groups
  • Responsible for informing the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of external matters that affect the student body




Uday Gill

Vice-President Campus Life
  • Chairs the Campus Life Committee and Media Fund Committee, collaborates with campus partners
  • Responsible for planning events for our students, including:
    • Lectures
    • Workshops
    • Project opportunities
    • Educational events or speakers
    • Mental health events
    • Concerts
    • Trivia nights
  • Aims to throw events and activities focused on the improvement of student life on campus
  • Oversees the coordination of the SUO volunteer program, giving students opportunities to get involved with the SUO
  • Alongside the communication Manager, is responsible for the engagement of the student body
  • Alongside the Vice-President Internal, is responsible for encouraging communication between societies and groups on campus to improve campus community



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Shreyansh Mehendiratta

Vice-President Internal
  • Chairs the Policy Committee, oversees matters internal to the SUO, liaises with the Resource Centres of the SUO
  • Oversees the development and implementation of new services to Members of the Students’ Union
  • Responsible for the relationship with Members and receive comments related to the SUO, the University, or any other concerns the student body may have
  • Acts as the main liaison between the Students’ Union and the Student Associations and assist these groups
  • Responsible, in coordination with the President, for internal policy changes of the Students’ Union, and internal Governance as a whole
  • Encourage communication between student groups on campus